Manhole fire causes Brooklyn subway trouble

Transit officials say subway service has been restored, but major delays continue after a Brooklyn manhole fire shut down some subway lines.NYC Transit spokesman Paul

BROOKLYN - Transit officials say subway service has been restored, but major delays continue after a Brooklyn manhole fire shut down some subway lines.

NYC Transit spokesman Paul Fleuranges says the G, F and 4 lines are now back in service, but with significant delays. The 2 and 3 lines are also running behind schedule.

Fleuranges says no passengers were stuck on subway trains after the fire, which happened around 5:45 p.m. in the Boerum Hill neighborhood. He says all trains were able to move - but slowly -and all have lights and air conditioning.

Consolidated Edison spokeswoman Elizabeth Clark says it's not clear whether Sunday's sweltering heat was a factor in the fire.

Fleuranges says the transit agency is trying to hook up generators in the affected areas. Clark says Con Edison crews are working to restore power.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 1 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
A 26-year-old man was stabbed twice after a 2 Man critical after large street fight stabbing in Brownsville
Justin Johnson's mother says her son attended a 3 Brooklyn family still searching for son's killer
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what the most 4 Word on the Street: Traffic congestion
Three men are accused of an armed robbery 5 3 accused of armed robbery at Coney Island drug store

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE